Controversy

04/09

2013

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Are You Censoring Your Kid’s Music? I Am Now…

by RealMomofNJ on April 09, 2013 in Controversy, Parent Stuff

I had a major realization recently: I pay a lot of attention to the TV shows and movies my kids watch to monitor the impressions they’ll get and things they’ll learn, but I pay ZERO attention to the music I play around them. Is this you, too?

The realization followed my seeing this on Pinterest:

 

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03/28

2013

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03/21

2013

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Suck It Up and Start Talking

As it did for many parents, the Stubenville rape trial got me thinking. Not only about rape and what to teach my kids about it, but about sexual abuse in general. It’s a really uncomfortable topic, but it’s something that should not be overlooked or pushed aside. Horrible things can happen to anyone at any time. That is a…

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03/05

2013

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Another BS Participation Trophy…Or Not?

by RealMomofNJ on March 05, 2013 in Controversy, Life Lessons

If you’re a regular on my blog, you can probably guess how I feel about participation trophies. If you’re new, let me tell you: I think they’re ridiculous. This directly relates to my issue with rewarding vs bribing kids: kids should not be bribed into or rewarded for doing what is expected or normal. Rewards are for exceptional…

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02/26

2013

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Bikini Double Standard

by RealMomofNJ on February 26, 2013 in Controversy, Life Lessons, Mom Stuff

RealGirl asked for a bikini. I’m a little freaked out.

It went like this:

RealMom: You need a new bathing suit this summer.

RealGirl: I want one…with the panties. And the thing…the thing…the green thing that covers your nipples, Mama.

 

She was describing my bikini.

Her previous bathing suits were one pieces or tankinis with sleeves. Nothing flashy, and certainly…

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01/16

2013

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And Now a Word From an Anesthesiologist

I’m a minimal-intervention kind of gal. I avoid medicine and medical treatment unless absolutely necessary. Childbirth did not qualify as a case in which either were absolutely necessary, so I had my son without drugs (it didn’t work out with my daughter. Long story). But I expected a lot of pressure from the healthcare professionals to “just get the…

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12/28

2012

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Stalling on Flu Shots and Other Vaccination Thoughts

by RealMomofNJ on December 28, 2012 in Controversy, Parent Stuff

Today is the day that I’ve been avoiding all year. The day I must take my children in for flu shots, or they’ll be ejected from day care. I have until 12/31 every year to get them their flu shots and every year I delay for as long as possible. Why? Because when P was a baby, there was…

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